When we set off on our family holiday to Lesvos this summer I never thought it would lead us to becoming sleeping bag shippers. With your help, donating money to pay for survival bags, donating much needed sleeping bags and helping us to sort out the donations, my family, friends, neighbours and I are about to become international aid shippers.
This month Refugees-START took the decision to team up with Yorkshire Aid and not rely on anyone else to get your donations to Lesbos. We have been avidly watching youtube instruction videos, collecting packing tape and hoarding anything that might be useful to make life in Greece more bearable for the refugees arriving each day.
This past week we have learned about different types of pallets, how to safely pack a pallet up and where to get the right boxes from.
The first big sort of the bin bag mountain is now completed, the pallets and boxes have arrived and I think we might finally be ready to get going, well how hard can it be to ship 4 tons of sleeping bags to a Greek island.